*ENJOY HEAVEN ON EARTH..!*
*SATURDAY, 18 JUNE 2022*
“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
This text changed the whole life of John Rockefeller, the owner of the largest oil company of his time. He became a multimillionaire when he was 35years old. But at the age of 50, he was dying of cancer. The doctors gave him only six weeks to live. While accumulating wealth he had also accumulated enemies, and had to have bodyguards to protect him, as he neared death.
Miserable, hopeless, depressed and dying, Rockefeller came across the above verse. It was really an eye-opener to him. All his life, all he had been doing was receiving and receiving; and the more he received the more greedy and unhappy he became. Now, he realized that, although one of the richest men in the world, he was one of the most miserable men as well.
Straightaway he started distributing money among the poor. He actually distributed dollar notes on the streets of New York. He gave away money in abundance to charities, hospitals, etc. Then to his great surprise and delight, he found the verse, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” to be true. The more he gave, the happier he became.
Finally, he who was given only six weeks to live, (when he was 50), lived upto the age of 90 or 92, enjoying happiness and good health. When he died, he was a happy man having friends all over the world.
Heaven is a place of giving. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and RICHES, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” (Rev 5:12). In fact, giving to God is heaven, and selfishly keeping to oneself is virtually hell. How can those who have not learned to give their riches to the Lamb on earth, give Him riches in heaven?
May the Lord help us to give until we have no more to give – our strength, our time, our talents, our money, everything at our disposal, until we meet the Lord to be greeted, “Well done, faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord.”
Luke 6:33-38 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Amen
Let us pray: Heavenly Father we praise you and give all glory to you Lord. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to save us from hell punishment. Thank you Jesus Christ for taking my sin punishment on the cross and made us a way to enter your kingdom of heaven. I ask forgiveness for all the sin I have done in my life in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank you Holy Spirit, change our behaviour and character so that we can enjoy heaven on earth. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen
– *PRAISE THE LORD*